Inclusion / Disabled Children's Service opportunities

We have opportunities to join our Inclusion / Disabled Children's Service to support young people within North Yorkshire.

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Welcome and thank you for your interest.

In North Yorkshire we believe that every child should have the opportunity to reach their full potential. A place of opportunity where all children and young people are happy, healthy and achieving.

We also believe that children and young people with special educational needs and / or disabilities should have the opportunity to live within a family environment wherever possible and should have access to the support they need to achieve their longer term ambitions.

The Inclusion Service is made up of a range of complementary services, including the specialist disabled children’s service four multidisciplinary locality hubs, undertaking statutory assessment for Education, Health and Care Plans and offering holistic support for children and young people with special educational needs and / or disabilities (SEND).

We are ambitious in our plans to make certain high quality local provisions meet the identified care and educational needs of children and young people.

This vision for the education provision for children and young people with SEND builds on both the  SEND Strategic Plan for Educational Provision (pdf / 3 MB) and the Being Young in North Yorkshire plan. The SEND Strategic Plan for Educational Provision is an ambitious five-year plan, which describes how we intend to transform services and educational provision for children and young people with SEND in North Yorkshire.

In the last year, we have established four multidisciplinary locality hubs offering holistic support for children and young people with SEND, and we are also developing a network of Targeted Mainstream Provisions in schools. Our Inclusion colleagues are pivotal to this development, working with our specialist teams and hub managers to ensure we have the right support in place at the right time. It’s the perfect time to join us to help us fulfil our ambitions working innovatively with our multi-agency partnerships.

We have recently completed a review of social care support for children with disabilities and this will form the basis for a programme of transformation to ensure the needs of children with disabilities and their families remain at the heart of what we do and inform practice and service delivery. The specialist service is made up of three social work teams supporting around 400 children and their families.

You will have diverse and varied work, professional development and the opportunity to shape innovative practice. You will have a very visible career; building your professional network, with work that is recognised both regionally and nationally. We are very much a learning forward-thinking authority, we learn, listen and shape continually.

We are looking for highly motivated and dynamic individuals who can shape innovative practice and are committed to providing evidence based services that are valued by children and their families.

If you can help us make a difference to young people - we want to hear from you.

Find our current vacancies and apply below

Job title: Children’s Resource Centre Manager

Salary: £40,578 to £44,624 per annum

Location: Scarborough. The service very much promotes flexible working with the ability to work remotely from other bases, as well as working from home. We provide exceptional technology and all the equipment to support home based working, to ensure we provide the best service possible.

Hours: Full-time

Contract: Established

We are looking for a full time Registered Manager to work alongside the current Manager at Cherry Tree Children’s Resource Centre in Scarborough. 

We are a registered children's home, providing short breaks for children with disabilities. Some of the young people we work with have complex health needs, which may include moving, transferring, and emergency medication administration. We also support children with autism and some behaviours that can challenge. Staff receive regular training to meet these needs alongside a comprehensive induction package.

You will need to demonstrate experience of leading teams and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the service which includes attending key meetings, ensuring Ofsted requirements are met, rota preparation and management, health and safety, staff supervision and appraisal.


For this role, we require the successful candidate to have worked for at least 2 years (within the last 5 years) in a position relevant to the residential care of children and worked for at least 1 year in a role requiring the supervision and management of staff working in a care role.

Experience of working in a multi-agency environment is essential and IT competence is also necessary.

You will ideally be able to demonstrate evidence of experience within a regulated care setting and have experience of working with children or adults with disabilities.

We are looking for a candidate who is a strong communicator, who is organised, with an eye for detail, child focused in their approach, able to advocate for and empower young people and lead teams to work to the best of their ability and give children exciting life opportunities.

Hours of work are Monday to Friday in the main but there may be times when other hours are required. You will take part in an out of hours standby rota after completion of induction for the CRC's across North Yorkshire for which an allowance is paid.

For an informal discussion please contact James Cliffe (Group Manager No Wrong Door) on or 01609 797495.

Key Documents

 Job Description (pdf / 676 KB)
 Total Rewards (pdf / 382 KB)

Key Dates

Closing Date: Sunday 3rd July 2022
Interview Date: Monday 21st June 2022

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post. 

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NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) advertise vacancies on behalf of schools and external organisations (third parties) in North Yorkshire. NYCC are not responsible for the recruitment/employment practices of third parties and accept no liability in relation to the vacancy and any subsequent recruitment/employment processes. Enquiries regarding the vacancy or practices should be made directly with the third party

Job title: Short Breaks Manager

Grade: SM1

Salary: £50,183.10

Location: Countywide. The service very much promotes flexible working with the ability to work remotely from other bases, as well as working from home. We provide exceptional technology and all the equipment to support home based working, to ensure we provide the best service possible.

Hours: Full-time

Contract: Established


About the role


We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and innovative Short Breaks Manager who will undertake the role of Responsible Individual in accordance with Ofsted requirements for the three Children’s Resource Centres (CRC’s) providing respite care for disabled children.

You will also be responsible for leading on the transformation of the overall short breaks offer for families with disabled children, ensuring sufficiency and range of provision across the county. Partnership working is a key part of this role to ensure co-production with parents/carers and maximum engagement with providers and partner organisations.


You will be responsible for the line management of the 3 registered managers of the CRCs, working with them to ensure ongoing development of the provision and the workforce, quality and safeguarding. You will lead on ensuring strong compliance with Ofsted regulations and taking forward actions from inspection.


About You


We are looking for a candidate with strong communication and inter personal skills, confident in working with a wide range of partners to further develop services and provision for disabled children and their families. You will have responsibility for budget management and ensuring opportunities to attract additional resources and funding as opportunities arise.

For this role, we require the successful candidate to demonstrate good knowledge of law and practice regarding Looked After Children, Child Protection/safeguarding and working knowledge of The Children’s Homes Regulations, Statutory Guidance and National Minimum Standards. Management and leadership skills and experience are an essential part of the role in order to promote good practice and continuous improvement in the service.

For an informal discussion please contact Suzanne Hunt (Head of Disabled Children’s Service)

Key Documents
 Job Description (pdf / 996 KB)

 Rewards Brochure (pdf / 382 KB)

Key Dates
Closing Date – 3rd July 2022
Shortlisting Date – 7th July 2022
Interview Date - 22nd July 2022
Interview Location - County Hall, Northallerton

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Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post. 


Read about the benefits of working for us...

You will receive the very best support, working alongside talented and inspirational people.

Investment in your continuous professional development continues throughout your career. A number of heads of service across North Yorkshire have used their experience to transition into senior regional and national roles. 

These roles have a flexible base; as a council, we are very much committed to encouraging flexible working for our employees, arranged around the demands of the role. You can work from bases across the county as well as working from home. Our head office is in Northallerton, therefore visibility here and throughout the county is required.

You will have the opportunity to join a learning organisation developing your skills and career alongside having North Yorkshire County Council on your CV, which has one of the best reputations... a career enhancing opportunity!

North Yorkshire County Council prides itself on being the biggest employer in North Yorkshire leading from the front and constantly seeking to innovate and finely tune the system with an unwavering desire to continually improve.

We welcome and celebrate diversity and inclusion and the strengths this brings to our communities and work force, we aim to provide excellent and efficient local services enabling everyone to fulfil their potential, to do this we give everyone equal access to services and job opportunities. 

We can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • a local government pension scheme
  • family friendly leave
  • salary sacrifice schemes
  • modern flexible working practices
  • learning and development packages
  • career advancement opportunities
  • employee discount benefits

You can find out more about working for the council and the benefits we offer here.

If you are considering relocating to North Yorkshire we provide a  comprehensive relocation benefits package (pdf / 180 KB) (pdf / 180 KB).

This features up to £8,000 to cover reasonable costs such as:

  • removal expenses
  • storage costs
  • legal and estate agent fees
  • travelling experiences

Living in North Yorkshire...

North Yorkshire is a thriving county which adapts to a changing world and remains a special place to live and work. 

Photographs of Whitby Abbey and Ribblehead Viaduct.North Yorkshire's natural beauty is captured in its three areas of Outstanding Natural Parks, National Nature Reserves, stunning coastlines, scenic rural villages, vibrant cities and market towns. North Yorkshire really is a beautiful, thriving and special place to live and work, rich in heritage and culture.

North Yorkshire features significantly in the ten best places to live in the UK in Halifax Quality of Life Survey 2019. The Quality of Life index aims to quantify where living standards are highest in the UK by ranking local performance across a range of indicators.

Richmondshire was placed second in the list, a position boosted by excellent personal wellbeing factors (life satisfaction, happiness).

Hambleton was placed fourth and Ryedale was placed eighth, a truly commendable achievement and another incredible accolade for North Yorkshire. 

Photographs of Malham Cove and the sunset from Scarborough beach.

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) March 2019 bulletin positions North Yorkshire as the safest place in England with extremely low crime rates.  

In addition, the county benefits from excellent road and rail links, with easy access via the east coast mainline, the A1(M) and A19. Leeds, York, Newcastle, Durham and Teesside are all easily commutable, and London/ Edinburgh just two hours away by train. 

From its lively cities to pretty villages, rolling countryside and grand coastline, Yorkshire has so much to offer.

As a whole North Yorkshire offers a high standard of living working in a stunning location.

Great employment opportunities for your family members along with a higher proportion of schools, which are good or outstanding compared to national figures.

If you can help us make a difference to young people - we want to hear from you.

Application tips

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We look forward to hearing from you!